Moral Luck in the Films of Woody Allen Cover Image

Moralinė sėkmė Woody Alleno filmuose
Moral Luck in the Films of Woody Allen

Author(s): Ewa Mazierska
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų
Keywords: Bernard Williams, Woody Allen, film analysis, moral luck

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this essay is to discuss how moral issues are represented in two films of Woody Allen, Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Match Point (2005). My principal tool of analysis is the concept of ‘moral luck’, elaborated in an essay of the same title by Bernard Williams (1929–2003) (see Williams 1981a), widely cited as the most important British moral philosopher of his time. I am using this concept because these two Allen films can serve as a perfect illustration of its validity or, conversely, because the idea of moral luck supports the way the director deploys moral problems in his films.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 142-159
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Lithuanian